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How Satan Uses Our Missed Shots Against Us

I hope you saw yesterday’s “A Lesson in Leadership.” It was an amazing story of encouragement in the midst of stress and hurt. The story had to do with a missed shot in a basketball game. Instead of chewing out the young player, the veteran, Draymond Green, encouraged the young player to put the missed […]

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I Love Questions

I love questions. I spent the better part of yesterday afternoon answering questions about what we are doing and why we do it. I think those kind of questions are good for everybody. But, there are some questions that are not good. The serpent in Genesis three asked those questions and made insinuations which were […]

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You Don’t Have to Sin

I have really good news. You don’t have to sin. Sometimes we think we simply must rebel against God and that we don’t have any resources to keep us in obedience to Christ. That is simply not true. It is not inevitable that you sin, and it is not beyond the power of God to […]

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Satan’s Last Words

Many years ago I heard a chapel sermon that has affected me ever since. I remember writing down the four major points on a scrap of paper. Years later I found the paper and thought again about what I had heard. The sermon was entitled, “The Four Ways Satan Tempts Us.” This sermon was in […]

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The Last Words to the Church

What would be your last words to the church? What would you say to prepare the church for an uncertain future? Paul’s last words to the church at Ephesus prepared them for the difficult days which he and the church would experience. We know that Paul wrote to Ephesus, but we also have evidence that […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)